Wilderness Tours is famous for youth development through kayaking. This specially designed resident program is geared to ages 12-17 and might just be a life-changing experience for your child. Just drop your teen off for the week and we will watch over them!
Our Teen Kayak Camp is the perfect day camp for your active teen. You can also combine it with any of our week-long programs and the whole family can have an adventure on the Ottawa River.
The Teen Kayak Camp is the first step on the road to good summer jobs as river guides and kayak instructors. Successful graduates of the Teen Kayak Camp are eligible to enroll in WT’s world famous Keener Program.
Are you local to the Ottawa River Valley? Ask about the day camp option! Drop off at 8am – 9am and pick up at 4:30 pm. To book use this link or the Locals Booking link below. Note: booking day is the Sunday, but your drop off / arrival time everyday is still 8 am.
  • Monday - Friday

    Sunday Arrival

  • Locals / Day Camp Rate

    Lunch only no stay over


*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Activity Date to Begin Booking or Quote


  • Trip Duration: 5 Days

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Instructors always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment! Arrive Sunday evening, depart after class Friday.

  • Professional Instructors

    Ottawa Kayak School instructors are known for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

  • Equipment Included

    All the kayaking equipment you'll need for this course is included.

  • 14 Meals Included

    Monday breakfast through Friday lunch.

  • Shared Accommodation

    Shared bunkhouse accommodations are included for teens in the stayover package.

  • Daily Shuttle Included

    Each day begins by meeting your OKS instructor at the Park Village. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at the Park Village within walking-distance from your vehicle and to the Pavilion.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Our media team captures those special moments worth saving - so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package and save 20% off. Choose this option during check out.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to say warm on the water!

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your kayak program begins.

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    2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

    No cotton clothing. Closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap.

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    3. Meet your Instructor [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet your instructor for your class. They will explain what to bring, what to wear and the schedule for the day. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

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    4. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

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    5. Safety Briefing

    Ottawa Kayak Instructors have your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, your instructor will explain the safety procedures for the day.

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    6. Let's Kayak!

    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting on flat water and focusing on technique, your instructor will help prepare you for the rapids on the mighty Ottawa River!

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    7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

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    8. More Kayaking!

    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.

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    9. Your arrival back to Park Village

    It's been a full day of whitewater kayaking but don't run off just yet! Your on site supervisor will have activities lined up for you to round out the day.

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    Day 2

    Day 2 is a continuation of Day 1 focusing on the skills, drills and technique that will take your kayaking to the next level!

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    Day 3

    More whitewater fun while continuing to build skills.

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    Day 4

    On Day 4 participants will navigate their way down the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River!

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    Day 5

    One more awesome day of fun in the sun on the Ottawa River.

Bring 4 friends and your trip is 50% off. Just like our rafting programs we also have a #1 Club for kayakers, bring 5 or more kayakers and receive a discount for the next season.

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